Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend International Conference on Weight Loss and Fitness Expo Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Marvin A Sackner

University of Miami, USA

Keynote: Travel the pathway of shear stress to wellness

Time : 10:30-11:10

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Marvin Sackner, M.D. Honorary M.D. University of Zurich, was born in 1932, educated at Jefferson Medical College from 1953-1957, trained in Medicine and Cardiology at Philadelphia General Hospital until 1961 and was a research fellow in Physiology at University of Pennsylvania from 1961-1964. He has been in Miami ever since as Chief of Pulmonary Diseases and Medicine, Mt. Sinai Medical Center as well as Professor of Medicine, University of Miami. He was President of the American Thoracic Society and Chairman, American Subspecialty Board of Pulmonary Disease. He has authored 225 scientific publications and 3 books, and, holds 34 American patents


Contrary to popular belief that good health is achieved by intense exercise to reduce or maintain body weight, light to moderate aerobic exercise is far more important for a healthy life style. During exercise, increased blood flow produces frictional drag on endothelial cells (shear stress) which mechanically deforms them causing release of beneficial mediators into the circulation. Intense exercise masks such benefits owing to large accumulation of tissue-destructive free oxygen radicals. Laminar or steady shear stress is confined to laboratory investigations of endothelial cells and not physiologic relevant. Unidirectional pulsatile shear stress (PSS) has varying magnitudes over the cardiac cycle due to the changing pulse wave. Oscillatory shear stress may occur at vessel bifurcations, is bidirectional and pro-atherosclerotic. Increased PSS is achieved from increased pulse frequency during running or jogging with added pulses from feet-striking the ground. In humans, PSS can be non-invasively induced by a) external counter-pulsation, b) whole body periodic acceleration and c) simulated jogging while seated by passively and rapidly tapping the soles placed on motorized pedals against a rigid surface (Non-FDA regulated Wellness Product). Mediators produced by increased PSS include nitric oxide, prostacyclin, SIRT1, and tPA with the following properties: 1) anti-atherosclerotic, 2) anti-thrombotic, 3) vasodilator, 4) anti-oxidant, 5) anti-inflammatory, 6) minimization I/R injury, 7) anti-diabetogenic, 8) reverse ventricular remodeling, 9) increased coronary and brain blood flow, 10) mobilization EPCs, 11) reversal endothelial dysfunction, 12) anti-ageing, 13) increased brain neurotrophic factors. Aided PSS promotes wellness in disabled individuals and those 80% of Americans unwilling to exercise

Break: Coffee Break 11:10-11:30 @ Foyer

Keynote Forum

John Tomer

Manhattan College, USA

Keynote: Stemming the tide of obesity: What needs to happen

Time : 11:30-12:10

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John Tomer is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Manhattan College. He was born in 1942 and grew up in New Jersey. He has a PhD in Economics (1973) from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. He is a Founder and Past President of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. His research areas are behavioral economics and human capital. He has written four books and 50 articles. His recent research integrates human capital with human development


This chapter argues for societal and policy efforts that would be necessary to resolve the social problem of obesity. Because of the large scale of the problem, the chapter explains about why a social movement is necessary and the kinds of comprehensive government efforts necessary to eliminate or drastically reduce obesity. The purpose is not to develop a specific anti-obesity policy plans. Th e purpose is to explain about the causes of obesity and to outline efforts that need to happen to fix the obesity problem. Th e efforts needed include those of communities, grass-roots groups, individuals, governments and food businesses. The needed eff orts taken as a whole constitute a socio-economic transformation that involves reversing the obesity-related negative behavior patterns